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Klopp open to making transfers in January

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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp applauds fans after the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the White Hart Lane, London, England, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)


Up until now Jurgen Klopp has had to work with players he has inherited from the Brendan Rodgers era at Anfield.

In a month or so, that could change.

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Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Manchester City on Saturday (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via Live Extra), Klopp revealed he will make moves in January in his first transfer window with Liverpool... if necessary.

“The January transfer window is not the perfect one because you have no time to train. You pick a player, put him on the pitch and say, ‘Come on, show your best performance.’ But if we need, we will do [transfers]. No problem,” Klopp said. “I don’t know what will happen in January, if we have more injuries it will be important, of course. But at this moment, there’s no decision.

“I think six weeks is not enough to judge. I know in this world we judge after one second sometimes. If you want to develop things you have to wait for steps, that’s normal. We have done very well in some situations and not perfect in others, but we had 15 very bad minutes against Crystal Palace. All the rest was OK, it was not perfect, but we can make big steps in the next few weeks.”

Klopp, 48, suffered his first defeat as Liverpool boss before the international break at home to Palace and apart from that it’s been a steady start to life in the PL for the German coach. His first win as Reds boss came away at Chelsea but draws against Tottenham and Southampton have shown that Liverpool are becoming hard to beat but lack a real spark in attack.

With Daniel Sturridge close to returning from injury, plus Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino now fully fit, he may not need to add new attacking players in January but if the opportunity arises, it seems like Klopp has the money to spend and he isn’t afraid to do it.

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